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I am available to speak at events and lead retreats and Pilgrimages. Recent events include Lee Abbey, Scargill House, Dromantine Retreat Centre, Northern Ireland, Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough Clergy Conference. 

Some forthcoming engagements are listed below...


The Return of the Light  a silent retreat at Lee Abbey, North Devon

22-26 January 2024

This will be a retreat for those who are seeking to travel as pilgrims of light-filled hope in a world that is too often shrouded in darkness. The house will be in silence from Monday night to Thursday tea-time.

For more information and booking go to this page on the Lee Abbey website

The Return of the Light  A conference at Scargill House, North Yorkshire

5-9 February 2024

During this conference, Michael will draw from the insights of the theologian, priest and preacher, Fleming Rutledge. Her work on the Cross, judgement, the return of Christ and spiritual warfare has been much acclaimed.

For more information and booking go to this page on the Scargill Community website

Pilgrimages:  Each year I lead Pilgrimages with Russ Parker

 All pilgrimages are to sites connected to our Celtic Christian history.


In June 2023 we led a pilgrimage to Cornwall. In 2024 we are planning pilgrimages to Wales, Ireland and Cornwall. It currently looks as if all these are fully booked, but check with me if you are interested in them.



The Call of the Wild - the Feel of the Holy

Lee Abbey, North Devon

 29 April - 3 May 2024

Russ and I have been invited to lead a pilgrimage based in the beautiful setting of Lee Abbey. See this page on the Lee Abbey website for information and booking details. 

some feedback from a recent retreat...


Michael is a delightful and engaging speaker - he is one of those individuals who leaves an imprint on your mind and his sense of calm and kindness is something I have remembered on a number of occasions this week and tried to invoke while teaching turbulent secondary school pupils! 


Michael is an excellent speaker and I really valued his creative and imaginative approach.


I  found Michael’s beautiful presentations really helpful.  I liked the way he made such good use of visual images, video clips, poetry and stories from the lives of the saints. 

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